• Image about breast-cancer-research-fund-american-association-for-cancer-research-americanway
1 Proving that fashionable outer?wear and a good cause can go hand in hand, 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of ?Mackage’s leather Pink Zipper gloves will go to the Breast ?Cancer Research Fund. $95, www.mackage.com

2 If pink can do for home carbonation what it does for champagne, sign us up, especially with five percent of the sales from the SodaStream Fizz Home Seltzer Maker benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $150, www.broadwaypanhandler.com

3 With its limited-edition silver, pearl and pink chalcedony ?Spiritual Bead bracelet, David Yurman marks its fifth consecutive year supporting the fight against breast cancer. A portion of the bracelet’s proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund. $375, www.davidyurman.com

4 Beauty is as beauty does, and when you buy Versace’s Bright Crystal fragrance this month, you’re definitely doing — a dollar from every purchase of the 3-ounce size will be donated to Breast Health International. $88, www.macys.com

5 Rain or shine, the beautifully designed Fuchsia Floral umbrella from Unique Vintage will give back all month long, with 20 percent of the proceeds from its sales going straight to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $25, www.uniquevintage.com

Breast Cancer Fast Facts

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast-cancer survivors in the United States.
  • There has been a decrease in cancer-related deaths since 1990, which is attributed to advancements in treatment, increased awareness and earlier detection through screenings.
  • With as few as four hours of exercise per week, a woman can begin to lower her risk of breast cancer.
  • It has been estimated that if every woman age 50 and older had her yearly mammogram, breast-cancer deaths in this age group would drop by 25 percent or more.
  • The first National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was in October 1985.
  • Breast-feeding has been shown to lower the risk of breast cancer.
  • Eat your pomegranates — lab tests have shown that a certain chemical (ellagitannins) in the fruit can play a crucial role in preventing the growth of cancer cells.
  • Scientists are currently exploring the pomegranate’s potential as a cancer treatment, but in the meantime, researchers recommend eating more of the fruit.

Breast-cancer facts sourced from: www.breastcancer.org; www.nationalbreastcancer.org; www.nbcam.org; www.cancer.org; Cancer Prevention Research journal, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research; 100 Questions and Answers about Breast Cancer by Zora K. Brown and Dr. Karl K. Boatman (Jones and Bartlett Publishers)